Thursday, July 31, 2008

Edora Park War Memorial

I went to Edora Park in Fort Collins last week. I played a round of disc golf with a colleague at work. I ran across this unassuming war memorial right in the middle of the park. WWI, WWII, and the Korean War are represented here.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Cheyenne Trolley

Another from my visit to Cheyenne. This was a trolley looking bus stopped at the Union Pacific railroad depot.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Deere In Flashlights On Explore

Having a photo or photos end up in Flickr's Explore seems to be a big deal among a lot of Flickrers. I recently saw a tool to find your photos in Explore, and tried it out. Amazingly to me, this photo was in Explore earlier this month. Cool!

Cowboy Hats At The Wrangler

So this isn't actually in Colorado, but hey.

Took the family up to Cheyenne, capitol of Wyoming yesterday. I went into this big western wear store called The Wrangler. Saw the cowboy hats on the wall and decided to snap off a shot.

Cheyenne is definitely a cowboy town.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Why did the cow cross the road?

A few ago, ranchers opened up Poudre Canyon to their cattle. There are electronic signs telling drivers to watch for cows on the road. I first came upon them before the signs went up, and nearly hit a few after coming around a corner.

Now it's kind of cool. I get to this area, slow down, and weave between the cows standing on the pavement. I moo at them out the window, they moo back, and I'm one with nature. Ha.

Mostly I just try not to get cow dung all over my truck's paint.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Old Town Hydrant

Just a fire hydrant in old town Fort Collins. In the background, you can see old town square, and that white blob is a statue, seen a few days ago here.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

All Clad

Light reflecting off the bottom of a stainless steel All Clad cooking pot.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


A few days ago I showed you some kids having fun on a fountain in the middle of Fort Collins.

Here's another view of that fountain.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Chalk Man

This statue is in Old Town Square in Fort Collins.


Last week I saw this dumpster that had yellow paint on the sides. At the time I just took a photo, assuming it to be spilled paint on a dumpster. But then I started noticing the same thing on other objects around Fort Collins. Just yesterday I saw the same pattern on a door, and I could tell that the paint was deliberately poured along the top so it would drip down.

Someone is making "hidden" art all over Fort Collins. Cool.

Friday, July 18, 2008


There's this great play area in the middle of old town Fort Collins. Jets of water shoot out of holes in the ground about 15 feet away and land in this structure with a six inch diameter hole in it.

Ever since the weather warmed up, I haven't walked or driven by this spot without seeing some kids on the fountain, waiting to be pelted by a one inch thick jet of water.


This was a very nice looking beach cruiser I saw locked to a pole in Fort Collins.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


I passed this beat up old abandoned home on a exploration drive around Fort Collins, CO. The shot below was taken inside this structure.


This old abandoned structure looks like it hasn't been lived in for 50 years or so. At least not by the owners. It appears this house in the middle of nowhere has been home to some squatters.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


These lights hang above my stove and counter. Why the previous owners put these in I have no idea. I think they give the house a bordello feel.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Young Gulch

Here's another shot I took a few weeks ago while hiking up Young Gulch in Poudre Canyon. That was a really gorgeous evening. The temperature was perfect, the light was getting low, and I ran into a biologist who was catching bats for radio tagging. It was an all around awesome evening.


Rocks along the Poudre River in Fort Collins.

Monday, July 14, 2008


This is a giant bent screw that's used to open and close a gate on a diversion dam in the Poudre River. This dam happens to be right in the middle of Fort Collins.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Blue Flower

Just a pretty blue flower I ran across.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lily Pads

Friday, July 11, 2008

Self portrait...times nine

Bee Collecting Pollen

I watched this bee collect pollen from a stand of flowers for about five minutes. It really is fascinating when you just stop and look closely at what these amazing creatures do. Let's hope they stick around for a long time, we really need them.

I'm really enjoying macro photography. Maybe one day I'll get a real macro lens.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Looking out the driver side window of my truck during a recent rain storm.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Chicken Shit Bingo

I wonder how long it will be before "Chicken Shit Bingo" gets that big record contract.

The Swing Station in Laporte, CO.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fun In The Sun

There's a really great dog park in Fort Collins. It's huge and has this nice big lake for the dogs to swim in. On one side is a raised concrete ledge about four feet off the water.

This dog was just too cute. His owner would throw a tennis ball, and he would leap off the ledge and into the water. I have a five shot sequence from this jump, but liked the shot of him just hitting the water best.

Chain Link

This chain link fence enclosed some electrical equipment at a local middle school. I lit only part of the fence using my Vivitar 285HV flash.


Saw this couple walking along these (very, very) active railroad tracks. Hard to tell from this photo, but these two are on a pretty long bridge over the Poudre River in Fort Collins, CO.

Sunday, July 6, 2008


Some kind of ventilation grate for a utility shed.


Me standing still, swinging a MagLite flashlight in a circle for 30 seconds.

I think this looks like the logo for the "O" Cirque du Soleil show.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Rolland Moore Pano

While I was at Rolland Moore park (see next post below), I made an eight shot panoramic of the grassy area with the spruce tree. Stitched them together using Photoshop CS3.

Rolland Moore

There is a pretty non-descript park here in Fort Collins called Rolland Moore. A few basketball courts, a small lake, and some open grassy areas. I liked the way this Spruce tree looked out in the open grassy area, so I did a HDR of it.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Painted Tractor

Deere In Flashlights

There's construction work going on at home, and this tractor has been a resident for a few days.

Taken around 9 PM, there was still enough light to walk around. This was a 30 second exposure, and I lit the tractor with a very large and bright MagLite flashlight. I simply walked around it and shined the light all over it. That squiggle you see behind it is me, painting the back side as I walked.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Grey Rock HDR

I took a little time to do a HDR shot of Grey Rock. I think it works pretty well for the light I had that night.

I can't wait to go do this hike again.